Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (192)

Joan Collins


192. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a request to repatriate a person (details supplied). [4956/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have been advised by the Irish Prison Service that as of 31st December 2017 there were 28 applications from prisoners in other jurisdictions who wish to transfer to this country to serve the remainder of their sentence, under the provisions of the Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners Acts, 1995 -1997.  

The practical effect and implications of the Supreme Court judgement on 12 July, 2016 in the case known as 'O'Farrell, McDonald, Rafferty -v- The Governor of Portlaoise Prison', are being examined by officials of my Department and the Irish Prison Service in consultation with Attorney General.

I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that the person referred to in this question along with all other applicants and officials in the appropriate sentencing states have been informed of the current position.